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Fred Alvord, II, Collection

Fred Alvord, II, Collection
Creator: Fred Alvord, II
Dates: 1920s
Quantity: 1 inch
Accession: 1989.27


Fred Alvord was once rodeo secretary, director, and champion cowboy. This collection from his son includes several photographs and postcards featuring well-known rodeo personalities.


There is next to nothing mentioned in the rodeo books and articles about Fred Alvord. Some books mention him as a rodeo secretary or arena director in the production of several rodeos. One mentions that he was also a champion cowboy, and was married to Ruth Roach for a time.

Scope & Content Note

This collection contains two rodeo photographs and five rodeo photographic postcards. Several of the postcards are from Doubleday and the rodeo personalities represented include: Mike Hastings, Red Sublett, Fred Alvord, and Alice Sisty.

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Alvord, Fred
Doubleday, Ralph R.
Hastings, Mike
Sisty, Alice
Sublett, Red

Subject Headings:

Processing Information

The Fred Alvord, II, Collection was donated to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 1989 by Fred Alvord, II.

This is an oversize small collection. All seven photographs in the collection have been digitized and made available on the Online Image Database.

Preferred Citation

Fred Alvord, II, Collection, Box ##, Folder ##, Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Container List

Series 1: Fred Alvord, II, Collection

Box Folder Accession Description
1 1 1989.27.1 Mike Hastings, undated [1]
1 1 1989.27.2 Cowboy Parade, # 304, Kiowa Rodeo, undated [1]
1 1 1989.27.3 Some of the Cowgirls at Johnson’s Rodeo, Harlington, Tenn. (Doubleday), undated [1]
1 1 1989.27.4 Red Sublett Leaving Whiskey Pete Frontier Days, Cheyenne, Wyo. (D, F.P, Co, Inc), undated [1]
1 1 1989.27.5 Fred Alvord Bulldogging Buffalo, Rodeo. (Doubleday), undated [1]
1 1 1989.27.6 Fred Alvord on ‘Self Starter’ Bareback Riding Chicago Rodeo (Doubleday), undated[1]
1 1 1989.27.7 Alice Sisty, O’Neill Photo Co.Photograph, undated [1]

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